USB Bluetooth Adapter (169745): Error: Your bluetooth software license does not include use with this bluetooth device
If you install the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software on Windows XP SP2, you
will get the following error as soon as you double click on the
blue-red system tray icon:
"Your Bluetooth Software license does not include use with this Bluetooth Device ".
Then you are being asked to locate a valid license.dat file. However
selecting the license.dat from the CD-ROM it still does not work.
Perform Installation Steps below
Windows XP Service Pack 2 includes a generic Bluetooth WHQL-certified
driver. The WIDCOMM Bluetooth driver however is not WHQL-certified, so
Windows XP continues using the generic driver.
This interferes with the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software resulting in the above error.
You can force Windows XP to use the WIDCOMM driver by following the steps below:
- Disconnect the Blueooth Dongle from the USB port
- Uninstall the WIDCOM Bluetooth Software
- Restart the Computer
- Install the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software. When asked to plug in the
Bluetooth device and click OK, don't do it. Instead, click Cancel.
- After the WIDCOMM setup has finished, connect your Bluetooth device
and let Windows install the driver (there should be two Bluetooth icons
in the system tray; one blue-white: this is the Windows driver - and
one blue-red: this is the - deactivated - WIDCOMM driver).
- Open the Device Manager, right click on the "Generic Bluetooth
Radio" and select "Update driver". Don't let Windows XP connect to the
Internet, select "Choose software from a list or specified location".
In the next window, select "Don't search, but select the driver to install".
In the next window, activate "Show compatible hardware" (if it isn't
activated already) and point to the driver on the CD driver instead of
the "Generic Bluetooth Radio" driver.
Click next until the new driver is installed.
Now the WIDCOMM system tray icon should be blue-white as well, activated and ready to use.
If you now double click on "My Bluetooth Places" (e.g. on the desktop),
the WIDCOMM software installation will be continued and finished.